Borley Rectory: The Most Haunted House in England (2017)
Film / Horror

Borley Rectory: The Most Haunted House in England (2017)

Until it was finally demolished in 1944, Borley Rectory in Essex was the stuff of paranormal legend, dubbed “the most haunted house in Britain”. Its Victorian rooms and corridors were the backdrop for unexplained footsteps in the night and a number of ghostly apparitions, including a headless coachman, a phantom nun and a violent poltergeist. … Continue reading

Jaws (1975)
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Jaws (1975)

Steven Spielberg has always been at his best when dealing with monsters, be they the killer truck of Duel (1972), the rampaging dinosaurs in Jurassic Park (1993) or the inhuman camp commandants of Empire of the Sun (1987) and Schindler’s List (1993). His most potent symbol of the Monster came in Jaws, a primal, Jungian … Continue reading

Non si deve profanare il sonno dei morti (1974)
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Non si deve profanare il sonno dei morti (1974)

Spanish director Jorge Grau’s biggest international hit was scored with this impressive Romero inspired zombie movie which, like Romero’s subsequent Dawn of the Dead (1978), has a message to deliver behind the gore, though it does it with rather more subtlety and finesse than Romero’s over-rated film. Shown internationally under a bewildering number of alternative … Continue reading

Cannibal Ferox (1981)
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Cannibal Ferox (1981)

Lenzi’s previous ventures into the jungles (El paese del sesso salvaggio (1972) and Mangiati vivi (1980)) were mere dress rehearsals for the concluding part of his cannibal trilogy, the legendary atrocity Cannibal Ferox, probably the last word in Italian jungle movies. Released in the States as Make Them Die Slowly (where it was astutely described … Continue reading

The Suckling (1990)
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The Suckling (1990)

There is a school of thought in some quarters of fandom that suggests that we should encourage no-budget film-makers, rejoice in the sheer fact that they got their film made at all. Which is fair enough until you happen upon irredeemable trash likeĀ The SucklingĀ – and you start to wonder if your tolerance and willingness to … Continue reading